Customer attempts to set GTBank on fire over N500,000 fraud 

CITIZENS COMPASS —A customer with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), simply identified as Rufai, is currently in Police ney for attempting to set a branch of the Bank situated in the Oke-Ilewo Area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, on fire. 

He was arrested by the men of Ogun State Police Command. 

The suspect had claimed that he decided to raze the bank after his several complaints that an unauthorised N500,000 was debited from his account fell on deaf ears.

Rufai was advised by the Area Commander, Metro, Abeokuta, that he should allow the bank to follow its procedure in unravelling the circumstances behind the deduction when he reported the matter.

It was gathered that the issue got worse after the bank told him that he had been defrauded.

Following the information, Rufai went to the bank with petrol and began to sprinkle it on the banking hall.

While the drama was unfolding, some customers scampered for safety, while others, along with the bank security staff members, wrestled Rufai to the ground before he could use the lighter in his hand.

The bank’s Chief Security Officer, Godwin James, handed the suspect to the Ibara Police Division.

During interrogation, the suspect reportedly claimed that he took the action to attract the attention of the necessary authorities about what the bank did with his money.

The state police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, while speaking on the incident, on Wednesday, said Rufai would be charged with attempted suicide and murder. 

Odutola said, “He was fighting a noble cause in an ignoble way. He has right to make a complaint that his money is missing. But the way he went about it was wrong. We are going to hold him for an attempt to commit suicide with murder because if he had succeeded, he would have killed himself and every other person in the bank.”


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